Should we save for our child’s post-secondary education?
Budgeting / Children / Education / Saving money

Should we save for our child’s post-secondary education?

The discussion around the dinner table a few nights ago started with Mr. Unchained’s simple question: When is one considered an adult? To his annoyance, I replied that it depended entirely on the situation. Despite his urging to just give him a number, I said that it depended on the given situation and the individual’s…

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Week 10 of the Crash Cash Diet
Budgeting / Crash Cash Diet / Personal Finance

Week 10 of the Crash Cash Diet

Can you believe it’s already been 10 weeks since we first started our Crash Cash Diet? As a recap, we withdraw $140 every Friday, which is distributed as follows: $60 for groceries for the week for me and Mr. Unchained $40 for household spending $20 each for personal spending I had accumulated quite a bit…

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Budgeting for the next two months and wedding gifts
2016 goals / 2016 progress updates / Budgeting / Crash Cash Diet / Personal Finance

Budgeting for the next two months and wedding gifts

Today, I learned that because I will now be employed directly by the company (as opposed to being employed through an agency), my pay days are now every other week, as opposed to every week. I really enjoyed being paid every week, but I suppose this will make for a more even cash flow, since … Continue reading

How the Crash Cash Diet almost failed on Day 2
Budgeting / Crash Cash Diet / Debt / Personal Finance / Saving money

How the Crash Cash Diet almost failed on Day 2

Yesterday, I recapped Day 1 of our Crash Cash Diet and concluded it was a success since I had money leftover in both grocery and household expenses categories and hadn’t touched my $20 of personal spending money. This morning, I fell asleep to Star Wars (hey, I’m still jet lagged! And Star Wars isn’t exactly my … Continue reading